invest your money wisely Posted by: willowleaf on Jun-20-12 2:30 PM (EST)
For the $400 you would blow on the Glide, you should be easily able to find a decent used rotomold sea or touring kayak that would be way more comfortable, safe and enjoyable in big water and for most other types of paddling you are likely to do. I've used my 15' x 22" touring kayak for everything from coastal surfing to moderate Class II whitewater. And I have bought 3 very nice quality used touring kayaks in that size range for $400 or less in the past 10 years, a Dagger Magellan, a Perception Chinook and a Perception Scimitar, all with sealed bulkheads, hatches, full deck rigging, rudders and keyhole cockpits that will take a sprayskirt. Considering I live nowhere near the ocean that suggests you should have an even wider selection to choose from. These are just a few current CL ads for kayaks in Santa Barbara, all near or under your budget:
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